Countbeer (2858) - Best of Eindhoven ohne Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium sized, slowly changing creamy vanillab iff white foamy head on top of a hazy orange ambe colored beer.
Aromas of some darker fruits, malts, barleys, herbs, chalk, toast, not much else
Flavour has loads of iron! Some bitters, malts, light hops, ligh citrus, light flowers, grain, corn, plants and something light yeasty.
Aftertaste has some flowers, malts and bitters.
Low carbo, sofy mouthfeel, medium body and a texture between watery and creamy.
A thin beer with sone hints of iron, fruit and barleys... Strange and thin.
Borresteijn (3651) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
33cl Bottle from De Hopduvel, Gent. Clear golden colour, white head. Aroma is light fruity, esters, grain, cheap lager-like. Flavour is grainy, light sweet, fruity, esters, more grain, light skunk, bitter grainy finish. Light-bodied, over-carbonated. Not very nice imo.
77ships (2162) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
“Brewed by a Japanese brewer in Belgium” says my bottle – I believe that he recently went back to Japan. Does this brewery / enterprise still exist actually?
First contract brewed @ De La Senne (brilliant) followed by De Ranke (brilliant), St. Feuillien (very to good) then Van Den Bossche (okayish) so not the best evolution as far as I am concerned. I suppose the latter were more willing and had more to gain by taking contract brewing assignments.
Label easily fools you into thinking that it is a Japanese beer upon sight which is the point if I am not mistaken. This is mainly meant to be sold at Japanese restaurants – odd but apparently profitable concept. A similar concept appears to be followed by Iki beer made by De Proef.
Pours amber orange with a very patchy white head.
Smells fruity, sweet herbal, some grass, sweet malts and touch of sweet malts and candy sugar.
Taste is sweet herbal, dried orange peel, toffee, lightly metallic, grassy hops, sweet tea, ginseng, toffee, light candy sugar, nice hops.
Carb. Is a bit soda-like. And the ginseng, tea & metals bit makes it come across a bit cheap but still this is actually quite enjoyable. Nice.
(33 cl. bottle @ home. From Willems. BBF 22/09/2013)
Theis (11081) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 19, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle in Room, Kimi Ryokan, Ikebukuro. Clear amber/golden - white head. LIght malty, phenolic notes, light grassy, light herbal notes, fermented pears, light citrus notes, a bit plain.
oh6gdx (18576) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled (thanks Kim!). Amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is toffee, some mild yeast, rice and even a slight bit of alcohol sweetness. Flavour is fruity, mild rice, some sweet nectary and honeylike notes as well. A bit thin.
ansjelaah (456) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - JUN 25, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Gedronken met dutchdrebus en benzai. Bruin oranje van kleur.Ruikt beetje hoppig, zuur. Smaakt zoet, pilsachtig
Benzai (4355) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 16, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33cl bottle shared by Dutchdrebus. Clear copper color, small off-white head. Smell malts, slightly metallic. Taste malts, slightly grains, slightly metallic. Low to medium carbo, medium body.
DutchDrebus (2285) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 16, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ home. Clear amber to golden colour with a small white head. Smells yeasty, very sharp, iron and malts. Tastes sweet, malty, watery, boring. Good carbo, thin body.
BoBoChamp (4194) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 2, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl, at 5.5%Vol, as OWA Beer, exclusive brew, from De Hopduvel Gent, not complex brew, malty and slightly bitter/sweet, easy to drink, balanced, clear, good head, nice brew
Martinus (1795) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma of hops and malt. Light bitter, sweet malty flavour. Somewhat cloying sweet, light bitter finish.
Not the best beer made by Van Den Bossche imho, but I guess it has it’s market.
(From bottle @ ZBF ’12. Tasted @ Van Den Bossche